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The Weather and Our Mood


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Most people look forward to the summer and spending time under the sun. The summer is commonly associated with happiness whereas the winter is associated with depression. Although there are many benefits of sunshine, including vitamin D, many people believe that just the sun alone can make them feel happier. Others also believe that cold rain and wet weather give them a very depressing outlook on life.


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  • as a result of (phrase)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • blame (verb)
  • take (somebody/something) for granted (phrase)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
How much do you think the weather affects people's mood?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to The Weather and Our Mood
  • Do you feel happier in the summer or the winter?
  • Why do you think so many people feel happier in the summer?
  • What do you think people can do to feel happier in the winter?

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